We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Anti-U.S. Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt
It's clear the Empire directors are worried about their strategic colony in the Middle East. It seems that many Egyptians are learning who really rules their country and they don't like it. Still, the Empire controls their all powerful military establishment. On the other hand, who knows how long Egyptian military leaders can control their troops?
But not to worry--their suspicions about the US are just conspiracy theories and "years of state-cultivated xenophobia".